Mindfulness & Japanese Spatial Concepts

Start Date
12/18/2018
End Date
12/18/2018
Description
Why do we feel contemplative in Japanese gardens and architecture? Can our physical environment foster mindfulness? Yoko Kawai, lecturer at Yale School of Architecture, examines how Japanese spatial concepts such as ma (in-between-ness), utsuroi (transience), and yugen (the unknown) create the mind-body-space relationship that is instrumental to mindfulness. Elements of tea gardens and teahouses are introduced as examples.
Location
Bronx, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Rural Landscape
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
2.0
Learning Outcomes
Students will examines how Japanese
spatial concepts such as ma (in-between-ness),
utsuroi (transience), and yugen (the unknown)
create the mind-body-space relationship that
is instrumental to mindfulness.

Students will discover elements of tea
gardens and teahouses are introduced as examples.

Students will review examples of incorporating
landscape into architecture.
Instructors
Yoko Kawai
Website Registration
Course Codes
192LAN265C
Provider
New York Botanical Garden


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